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Today's News

  • Suwannee River Water District executive to resign

    LIVE OAK –Suwannee River Water Management District Executive Director David Still announced yesterday he is leaving the agency after 18 years of service. He will submit an official letter of resignation to the governing board this week.
                “It has been a privilege to serve as executive director for the Suwannee district for the past four years,” said Still, who was appointed to the post in February 2008.

  • FHP Smoke alert for Morriston

    A couple of small brush fires in Levy county are causing smoke problems. The fire location is CR-337 1 mile north of SR-121 near Morriston. The Department of the Forestry is on scene and is maintaining control of the fire at this time.

  • CNA refresher course at CF Levy Center

    The College of Central Florida Levy Center will begin a Refresher Course for Certified Nursing Assistants on Monday, March 19. This 16-hour program is intended for nonpracticing Certified Nursing Assistants who would like to re-enter the field and CNAs who have allowed their license to lapse and need to retake the state licensure exam.
                The class will meet Mondays and Wednesdays, March 19-28, 5:30-9:30 p.m. The course fee is $149 and no textbook is required.

  • Benefit planned for family displaced by fire

    UPDATE

  • FDOT Road and Lane Closures for Feb. 11 - 17

    The following is a list of roadwork underway by the FDOT that may impact traffic.

    ALACHUA COUNTY:

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures at Southwest 40th Avenue to extend the left turn lane.

    Archer Road (State Road 24)  Nighttime lane closures Tuesday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. between Southwest 44th and 78th streets, west of Interstate 75, for paving.

  • CHS wins in District 1A-7, moves to title game

    CHS Indians boys basketball team topped Dixie HS Bears 59-49 in District 1A-7 tournament in Newberry. Plays Union County at 7 p.m. Satirday in Newberry. Details in the Feb. 16 issue of the Chiefland Citizen.

  • Find Somebody Tough

    Spirits were high at the Chiefland High School auditorium on Feb. 2. They were supposed to be. A search that captivated the town finally came to a close. The wait was over and Chiefland welcomed a great man for the job.

    But it was the second half of the introductory conference that was the most important.

    After Aron Richardson spoke and fielded questions, CHS principal Bill Tovine took the stage. 

  • Man jailed on sex charge

    Timothy Ray Fields Jr., 27, of Bronson, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 8 on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child, according to a Levy County Sheriff's Office press release.

    Sheriff's Cpl. Mike Bell and Deputy Kevin Kink investigated the complaint from a juvenile who told them she had been raped two weeks ago in Fields' vehicle. She said she delayed reporting the crime because she was scared.
    Bell obtained a tape statement from Fields confessing to the incident.

    Fields is in Levy County Jail on a $400,000 bond.
     

  • FWC adopts new seasons for gag grouper in Gulf

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to change how gag grouper is managed in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County).
    The decision, which came during day two of the three-day February Commission meeting, will achieve consistency with federal management efforts while potentially providing a region-specific recreational season in four counties.

  • Get Free Financial Aid Advice at College Goal Sunday, Feb. 12

    College Goal Sunday Florida helps students and families navigate the financial aid process to gain access to higher education. It's a national program with a local event 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, in the Big Open Lab (Building N, room 216) on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St., Gainesville. It is free and open to the public.